When skin is injured, fibrous tissue, known as scar tissue, forms over the wound to repair and protect it. This leads to the formation of scar.
You can get a scar on your skin due to accidents, insect bites, scrapes, acne, burns, chickenpox, piercings, surgical cuts and vaccinations.
Unfortunately, scars often cause a person to have a negative body image. If these scars are on a visible location, particularly the face, they can lead to even more self-confidence issues.
Luckily, there are natural home remedies which can reduce or completely eliminate your scars.
1. Olive Oil Treatment
The procedure is very simple. You probably have extra virgin oil in your kitchen, so use it to massage the scarred are in circular motions. After you have finished your massage, remove the oil with a clean cloth. Repeat the procedure whenever you can during the day in order to get better results. Olive oil is rich in vitamin E and can nourish your skin leaving it soft and glowing.
2. Aloe Vera Treatment
Remove the outer layer of the aloe leaf because what you need I the gel-like material from the plant. Apply it to your skin and gently massage your scar in circular motions. Repeat the procedure twice a day. Aloe has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which makes it the perfect tool against scars.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Soak a cotton ball in the vinegar and apply it on the scar. Let it act for about 10 minutes and then rinse it with water. It is recommended to apply moisturizer after this treatment. Repeat the procedure on daily basis for at least two weeks.
4. Honey Treatment
Apply honey on your scar and leave it overnight. Wash it with warm water the next morning. Repeat the procedure on daily basis before going to sleep. Also, you can add crystallized sugar to honey and scrub onto the scarred tissue for a few minutes. Afterwards wash with warm water and apply some moisturizer. Repeat this treatment one or two times in a week. Honey accelerates skin regeneration and nourishes your skin.
Bear in mind that there is no procedure yet that can make a scar disappear completely. Treatments and remedies can only make it less noticeable. Before applying the home remedies, make sure to cleanse the affected area thoroughly.
Be patient and persistent, as it may take some time depending upon the shape, size and type of scar. In addition, not every scar removal remedy will work for everyone.